September 28, 2013

Monkey Bar Gym moves to 3rd Ward

Monkey Bar Gymnasium will reopen in Milwaukee;;;s 3rd Ward, at 173 N. Milwaukee St., on Tuesday in a space three times larger than its previous location.True to its name, the gym offers no equipment besides monkey bars, kettle bells and ropes. It …
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September 28, 2013

Rogers Memorial pays $2.1 million for Brown Deer site

Rogers Memorial Hospital has purchased the real estate it has been leasing for its Brown Deer day treatment clinic and executives are evaluating a future service expansion there.The Summit-based mental health provider paid $2.15 million for the …
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September 28, 2013

Sale of Johnson Controls' auto electronics biz could take longer than expected

The process to sell the remainder of Johnson Controls Inc.;;;s automotive electronics business could take longer than initially planned.The Glendale-based manufacturer (NYSE: JCI) said Friday it now expects to complete the bidding process for the …
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September 28, 2013

Southport Bank to pay $687,000 in racial discrimination case

Southport Bank will pay $687,000 under terms of a settlement to resolve allegations of racial discrimination, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.The Kenosha-based bank is accused of charging higher rates to hundreds of …
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September 27, 2013

Abele budget increases busing, freezes taxes

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele;;;s 2014 budget proposal increases bus service by 20,000 miles and includes $400,000 for worker training.The budget does not increase property taxes, Abele said while releasing the proposal to the Milwaukee …
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September 27, 2013

Aurora partner IASIS could bid on Capella Healthcare: Tribune

Aurora Health Care joint-venture partner IASIS Healthcare is expected to bid on hospital owner Capella Healthcare, which is being shopped for sale by its private-equity owner, the Chicago Tribune reports.Chicago-based private-equity firm GTCR LLC …
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September 27, 2013

Cost of 70 mph speed limit could be $135 per sign, hearing Tuesday

The state estimates it will cost $135 per sign to change the speed limit to 70 miles per hour on some interstates and freeways, and the total cost of the changeover may be tallied by a Tuesday hearing on the bill to increase the limit.Wisconsin Rep. …
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September 27, 2013

Froedtert, other hospitals gear up for ACA enrollment

Froedtert Health has trained 30 employees to be enrollment specialists for patients who are either gaining or losing Medicaid coverage under Gov. Scott Walker;;;s plan for providing health insurance to low-income Wisconsinites under the Affordable …
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September 27, 2013

Interstate 43 bridge in Green Bay closed 'for quite some time' due to sagging

The Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge, which carries nearly 40,000 vehicles a day on Interstate 43 over the Fox River in Green Bay, was closed indefinitely after a 400-foot stretch of highway started to sag Wednesday morning.
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September 27, 2013

Leinenkugel's shandy line leads craft beer growth in 2013

Fruit-flavored beers have ruled the craft beer kingdom this year.Craft beer is the fastest-growing segment of the brewing industry, and right now Chippewa Falls-based Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. is seeing the most growth among the major national …
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September 27, 2013

Madison Catholic Diocese plans to turn headquarters into rental housing

A tentative deal between the Madison Catholic Diocese and developer Gary Gorman will turn the diocese's headquarters at Bishop O;;;Connor Catholic Pastoral Center on Madison's west side into 100 to 150 apartments.
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September 27, 2013

MLB commissioner Bud Selig to retire

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday that he will retire upon the completion of his current term, which runs through Jan. 24, 2015.Selig, whose family owned the Milwaukee Brewers for decades, has been MLB commissioner …
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